A corona (rosabaugur in Icelandic) was seen around the moon above Reykjanesbaer in southwest Iceland on Wednesday evening which, according to old superstition, is a prediction of tumultuous events.
The moon above Seltjarnarnes. Archive photo by Páll Kjartansson.
However, the University of Iceland Science Web explains that a corona is created when light breaks in ice crystals in the upper atmosphere and are primarily visible when the moon is full, as is currently the case.
A corona appears like a very wide circle of light around the moon and it can only be seen if there is cloud cover in the sky, visir.is reports.
A picture of the phenomenon can be seen on the local news website vikurfrettir.is.
Click here to read about other strange lights seen in the sky above Iceland recently.